BDD: An Essay On My Body

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I’m going to sound SO old now but when I was young there was no such thing as BDD, the disorder and its abbreviation didn’t exist. In fact mental health wasn’t anything that I’d heard of. This makes me come across like a stereotypical racist nanna or a momma misunderstanding technology but maybe my childhood was sheltered or whatever. BDD wasn’t a ‘real illness’. Everyone looked at beautiful people in magazines and felt insecure. That was normal.
The environment I was exposed to as a child and young adult didn’t contain anything like the dialogue we see in the media today. When I was diagnosed with depression I was in my early twenties and knew very little about it. There was this big stigma around not being happy. Happiness was the be all and end all of life. Without it, what were you? A pariah that’s what. I didn’t fully comprehend the weightiness of my…

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